Thumbnail seeking is considered a must have for any video longer than a few minutes. It increases usability and the general quality of experience dramatically.
Setting thumbnails up is simple with the Bitmovin Player. Thumbnails are loaded into the timeline as a track. All you need to do is to tell the player the location of the thumbnail file:
Adaptive Streaming relies on encoding your video into several groups of files (streams) at various resolutions, while thumbnails also need to be generated in the encoding process. The encoder creates a set of thumbnail images and combines them into a single image file (“Sprite”). For more information on encoding your videos, have a look at our [Cloud Encoding Service](🔗).